The Spring Leadership Conference is your one-stop shop for outstanding professional development, networking and education. With innovative programming, first-rate speakers and fresh new networking events, your leadership staff will undoubtedly gain the tools they need to be successful at camp this summer!
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What People are Saying About the Spring Leadership Conference:
"Wonderful and engaging speakers with real world advice for camping professionals." "My camp team got SO MUCH out of the experience and it really helped our staff training."
"So motivating!" "The networking opportunities were incredible. I was able to meet people who have my same position at other camps and talking to them was wonderful." "The event was very well organized and easily navigated." "The keynote speakers were fantastic." "Loved it! Great experience for leaders in camp!" "The facility was beautiful and convenient, we really enjoyed ourselves." "I try to tell anyone who will listen...the SLC is great and a good investment." "I was very impressed with the variety of sessions offered and loved the small talk atmosphere of presentations." "Palm Springs was a great, fun town to be in. Had a blast!" "I learned so much in those few days!" "Once again, a fantastic venue and educational experience." "Had a blast & got some great stuff that I can use for the summer." "I was very impressed with the quality of presentations." " No matter your experience level, you will take something valuable away from this conference." "I loved it! Can't wait for next Spring!"
The Spring Leadership Conference aims to create a community of camp professionals to educate, inspire and prepare them to provide a high-quality camp experience for their staff and campers. As a result of participating in the Spring Leadership Conference, camping professionals will:
Join Michele Branconier, Executive Director for the American Camp Association (ACA), Southern CA/HI & Peg Smith, CEO for ACA for an informal discussion about youth development & camp, guided by two recently published books that have made an impact on the camp community. Didn’t read the book but interested in the topic? The more the merrier! There will be opportunities for everyone to learn and contribute.
Session: Thursday, April 11, 2:15pm-3:30pm
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity & the Hidden Power of Character
by Paul Tough
Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success
This means that the Spring Leadership Conference has been successfully vetted according to recognized criteria and that YOU can get up to 16.5 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) by participating in the program. For more information about how to get documentation of the CECs that you've earned, go to: Manage My CECs.
For more information about Educational Endorsement or to attend more events/online trainings that are endorsed, visit www.ACAcamps.org/pdc/educational-endorsement-program.